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Should I remove HD Tune Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,676
United States Rank #6,798
Reach 0.1118%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.53 days
251.60 days >
Average installed length: 132.20 days


5.50 0.05%

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HD Tune Pro 5.50

What is HD Tune Pro?

HD Tune is a freeware hard disk utility for Microsoft Windows with many functions such as measure the drives performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.) and securely erase all data. HD Tune Pro is shareware, which supports performing secure erasure, running comprehensive error scans (including a review of a disk’s SMART health status), displaying read, write, and spin-up times and recording benchmark performance metrics.

About  (from EFD Software)

HD Tune is a hard disk utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and much more.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is hdtunepro.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 4.19 MB (4,393,822 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hdtune.com
Installation folder: C:\Programs\Tools\HD Tune Pro\
Uninstaller: "C:\Programs\Tools\HD Tune Pro\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HD Tune Pro 5.50

Program executable:hdtunepro.exe
Name:HD Tune Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\diags & bench\hd tune pro\hdtunepro.exe
Additional files:
  • HDTuneProDriveStatus.exe - SMART Application (SMART MFC Application)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HDTunePro.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_HDTunePro_1~ENUTDH2~ARGORPC'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • HDTunePro.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HD Tune Pro.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDTunePro.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HD Tune Pro' which loads as C:\Program Files2\HDTUNE~1\HDTUNE~1.EXE.

How do I remove HD Tune Pro?

You can uninstall HD Tune Pro from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program HD Tune Pro 5.50, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove HD Tune Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.25%
Windows 10 35.00%
Windows XP 4.26%
Windows Vista 1.45%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.20%
Windows 7 Professional 13.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.79%
Windows 8.1 5.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.87%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  France 4.98%
  Italy 4.25%
  Germany 3.65%
  Brazil 3.22%
  Poland 3.22%
  Canada 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Romania 2.62%
  Australia 2.27%
  Turkey 1.93%
  Spain 1.80%
  Thailand 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.74%
ASUS 17.65%
Dell 16.68%
Hewlett-Packard 15.18%
Lenovo 5.38%
Toshiba 3.88%
Samsung 2.74%
MSI 2.03%
Intel 2.03%
American Megatrends 0.79%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.02%
MSI MS-7592 2.16%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.94%
MSI MS-7752 1.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.72%


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